Mattawa, ON — The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) has announced that Michael Rosen of Cantley, QC and the CIF-IFC Ottawa Valley Section is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Forestry Achievement Award.The award was presented at the 2020 CIF-IFC Annual National Awards Ceremony held virtually on September 15, 2020. “The Canadian Forestry Achievement Award was created in 1967, recognizes an individual’s unique and outstanding forestry achievements in Canada, and encourages excellence in the profession of forestry,” noted Mark Pearson, Executive Director, CIF-IFC. Michael Rosen was part of Tree Canada for 18 years and its President from 2007-2020 where he led its transition to private sector support and successfully advocated for a Canadian Urban Forest Network, Canadian Urban Forest Strategy, Carbon Protocol and National Tree Day. He is a Registered Professional Forester and Certified Arborist and is now a part-time consultant living in the Gatineau Hills in Cantley, Québec.
He has previously received awards from numerous organizations. In 2016 he was appointed an Adjunct Professor by the University of British Columbia. Before Tree Canada, he worked as a Forester and Stewardship Coordinator for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. As a student he worked for the National Capital Commission’s Dutch Elm Disease program in Ottawa as well as a high-lead logger on B.C.’s west coast. He is a member of numerous forestry, arboricultural and historical organizations and is a Director of the Ottawa Valley Section of the CIF-IFC. “This year’s recipient, Michael Rosen, is deeply deserving of this award, as an inspiring advocate for urban forestry and forests, and further, through his efforts and support to the CIF-IFC both as a dedicated member and National Board member,” mentioned Pearson. Formed in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the national voice of forest practitioners and many others with an interest in forestry and forests. The Institute’s 19 sections provide national leadership in forestry, promote competency among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.
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